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The adult learner : the definitive classic in adult education and human resource development / Malcolm S. Knowles, Elwood F. Holton III, and Richard A. Swanson. [print]

By: Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: London ; New York : Routledge, [(c)2015.Edition: Eighth editionDescription: xiv, 387 pages ; 24 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 9780415739016
  • 0415739012
  • 9780415739023
  • 0415739020
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • LC5225.A385 2015
  • LC5225.L42.S972.A385 2015
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Contents:
Part 1 Adult learning Introduction to adult learning Exploring the world of learning theory Andragogy: a theory of adult learning The andragogical process model for learning Andragogy in practice: expanding the usefulness of the andragogical model Part 2 The backdrop of learning and teaching theories Theories of learning Theories of teaching Adult learning within human resource development Part 3 Advancements in adult learning New perspectives on andragogy Beyond andragogy Information technology and learning Neuroscience and andragogy Part 4 Practices in adult learning Whole-part-whole learning model Facilitating learning Guidelines for using learning contracts Core competency diagnostic and planning guide Personal adult learning style inventory Effective technology-based adult learning Part 5 International and future perspectives on adult learning European perspectives on adult learning / (contributed by John A. Henschke and Mary Cooper) ; Andragogy: international history, meaning, context, and function / (contributed by Jost Reischmann) ; The future of andragogy.
Summary: "How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. The 8th edition of The Adult Learner has been revised and updated. Holton and Swanson have enlivened the latest edition in terms of content and style. The new supporting website and added chapter level reflection questions make this latest edition more accessible than ever. This new edition includes: Updates to the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. Addition of two new chapters: on related cutting edge realms, Neuroscience & Learning and Information Technology & Learning. Creation of a supporting website: This website for The Adult Learner 8th Edition will provide basic instructor aids. For each chapter there will be a PowerPoint presentation, learning exercises, and added study questions. Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning you should not be without"--
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"How do you tailor education to the learning needs of adults? Do they learn differently from children? How does their life experience inform their learning processes? These were the questions at the heart of Malcolm Knowles' pioneering theory of andragogy which transformed education theory in the 1970s. The resulting principles of a self-directed, experiential, problem-centred approach to learning have been hugely influential and are still the basis of the learning practices we use today. Understanding these principles is the cornerstone of increasing motivation and enabling adult learners to achieve. The 8th edition of The Adult Learner has been revised and updated. Holton and Swanson have enlivened the latest edition in terms of content and style. The new supporting website and added chapter level reflection questions make this latest edition more accessible than ever. This new edition includes: Updates to the book to reflect the very latest advancements in the field. Addition of two new chapters: on related cutting edge realms, Neuroscience & Learning and Information Technology & Learning. Creation of a supporting website: This website for The Adult Learner 8th Edition will provide basic instructor aids. For each chapter there will be a PowerPoint presentation, learning exercises, and added study questions. Revisions throughout to make it more readable and relevant to your practices. If you are a researcher, practitioner or student in education, an adult learning practitioner, training manager, or involved in human resource development, this is the definitive book in adult learning you should not be without"--

Part 1 Adult learning Introduction to adult learning Exploring the world of learning theory Andragogy: a theory of adult learning The andragogical process model for learning Andragogy in practice: expanding the usefulness of the andragogical model Part 2 The backdrop of learning and teaching theories Theories of learning Theories of teaching Adult learning within human resource development Part 3 Advancements in adult learning New perspectives on andragogy Beyond andragogy Information technology and learning Neuroscience and andragogy Part 4 Practices in adult learning Whole-part-whole learning model Facilitating learning Guidelines for using learning contracts Core competency diagnostic and planning guide Personal adult learning style inventory Effective technology-based adult learning Part 5 International and future perspectives on adult learning European perspectives on adult learning / (contributed by John A. Henschke and Mary Cooper) ; Andragogy: international history, meaning, context, and function / (contributed by Jost Reischmann) ; The future of andragogy.

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